“Rory”

Original Oil Painting

Oil On Canvas 

100cm x 70cm

Created 2021

This painting is framed in a bespoke wooden frame, is ready to hang and will come with a signed Certificate Of Authenticity. 

The painting will be professionally packaged, tracked and insured during delivery and delivery is free.

If you have any questions about this artwork please contact James on 0044 7551616352 or by email james@jamesearleyartist.com

I met Rory early in 2021 outside Starbucks next to the Embankment Tube Station in London. Rory is from Birmingham and lives on the streets of London. Rory suffers from mental health issues and he fears living amongst people in a property so for him living on the streets is his only escape. I wanted to show Rory’s vulnerability, his fear and his desperation in a time when Covid 19 was a real threat to the homeless of London. In the painting the reflection of a person just by Rory is actually me as I sat and spoke to him. If mental health issues were given greater emphasis by authorities maybe Rory and those like him would not find themselves on the cold hard streets.

portrait homeless man realism
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